The weekly programming block with Philippe Cousteau airs on Fox-owned stations, Tribune-owned Fox affiliates and other groups covering over 80% of the U.S.
The Fox-Owned Television Stations have renewed through 2017 the syndicated series Xploration Station, a two-hour, weekly, family-focused, science-themed block produced and distributed by Steve Rotfeld Productions.
The offering, which consists of four half-hour shows featuring STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subject matter, deals with earth science, technology, animal science and outer space and airs on Fox-owned stations, Tribune-owned Fox affiliates and other groups, covering over 80% of the U.S.
Airing on Saturday mornings in most cities, the block of shows includes Xploration Awesome Planet, hosted and executive produced by renowned environmental advocate Philippe Cousteau, Jr.; Xploration Outer Space, hosted and produced by MIT graduate and astronautics expert Emily Calandrelli; Xploration Earth 2050 and Xploration Animal Science.
Debuting this past September, Xploration Station’s four shows were named in Common Sense Media’s Best Science Shows for Kids. Common Sense Media, based in San Francisco, is a family advocacy and media ratings group.
“The Fox renewal shows that Xploration Station is resonating with an audience that has so many other choices,” said Executive Producer Steve Rotfeld. “We get emails every week from not only viewers but school teachers who reference the shows in class and recommend it to their students.”